9 October 2008

David Foster Wallace at Pomona

A copy of David Foster Wallace's 2005 Course Syllabus at Pomona College, Claremont, CA – where he taught –has just come to my attention. The choice of reading is interesting, and often his use of language is rather unconventional, as in 'half-assed ad lib lecture' and 'here's a somewhat sexier riff'; A+ is the top grade, which he describes as 'Mind-blowingly good'. And yes, of course there are footnotes.

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